Indian election 2019 on the BBC: How to follow the results

An Indian worker dries colourful materials dedicated to the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and the Congress Party campaigns ahead of India"s general election, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on March 11, 2019 Image copyright AFP

Hundreds of millions of Indians have been voting to decide the shape of the next parliament, ahead of results day on Thursday 23 May. Here's how to keep up with the latest results, analysis and interviews on BBC online, social media, radio and TV.


The BBC News website is providing across-the-board coverage of the Indian general elections to UK and international audiences.

There will be a full results service with live video, news stories and key clips for mobile through the night and following day. And you can also follow our live page for the latest news and analysis from BBC editors and correspondents as well as expert views from guest interviewees and other commentators, and a selection of commentary from across the globe.

Full detailed results as they come in will be available on our results page. For all our coverage on the election, click here.

The BBC's six language services in India - Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Punjabi and Gujarati - will also be covering the results as they come in and will be broadcasting live on their respective social media accounts.


Live coverage of the Indian election results begins on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel at 02:00 GMT (07:30 IST) on Thursday.

Karin Giannone will present from the capital Delhi throughout the day, culminating in a special edition of Global on BBC World News from 15:00 to 17:30 GMT (20:30 to 23:00 IST).

There will also be live analysis from correspondents across India, including from Yogita Limaye in the northern city of Varanasi and Rahul Tandon in the eastern city of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta).


BBC radio will also be following the results. World Service will have updates throughout the day, and there will be live analysis from correspondents across India.

Social media

Twitter - Follow the results as they come in and all the latest analysis, video and graphics on BBC India and the significant developments on BBC World.

Facebook - We will be sharing the most newsworthy and interesting moments of the day on the BBC News Facebook page and there'll be more coverage and analysis on the BBC News India Facebook page.

Instagram - We'll have a range of pictures on the BBC Instagram and the BBC News India Instagram accounts, showing the key developments of the day, plus Instagram stories that encapsulate the big themes.

Voice Assistants

We are running a trial service for voice assistants, available in India only.

In India, users of Google Assistant on mobile phones or smart speakers can say (or type) "talk to BBC Elections".

If you "talk to BBC Elections" you will get access a special service in Hindi, updated twice daily on weekdays, which allows you to skip through stories and ask for "more" to get in-depth briefings.

The BBC out and about

BBC correspondents and editors will be reporting from key cities across India and you can follow them on Twitter.


Rajini Vaidyanathan @BBCRajiniV

Soutik Biswas @soutikBBC

Nitin Srivastava @TweetNitinS

Divya Arya @divyaconnects

Milind Khandekar @milindkhandekar


Geeta Pandey @geetapandeyBBC


Yogita Limaye @yogital


Rahul Tandon @rishavtandon


Sameer Hashmi @sameerhashmi


Vineet Khare @vineetkhare

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